With Reverend George Loane.
With Mark Holdstock.
With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
6: As war with Iraq threatens, Jonathan Freedland and guests look back to the Crusades forthe past behind the present.
Producer Sarah Johnson Repeated at9.30pm
As the Times Literary Supplement reaches its 100th birthday, Laurie Taylor presents a new five-part series celebrating the influential paper that has championed, surveyed and sometimes dismissed the cream of the 20th-century literary world.
A look at the origins of the paper. The first edition is compared with the current one and two former editors recollect their very different eras at the paper.
Regional Variations (2)
By Simon Garfield. 2: Despite the opposition of the canal owners and tales of engines turning the milk sour, the proposers of the Liverpool Manchester Railway remain undaunted. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Game of Love In Momington Crescent Part 2 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Mark Carwardine takes a topical view of the British countryside as the frosts and decay of autumn set in.
(Repeated from yesterday at 9pm)
In the last of two programmes looking at how youngsters are portrayed in comedy, Jenny Eclair asks if teenagers arejust naturally funny creatures? She has a wide field to draw upon, including Absolutely
Fabulous, Victoria Wood , The Glums, Jasper Carrott , Adrian Mole , John Hegley , The Young Ones and The Royle Family.
Producer Graham Frost
With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am
With James Cox.
Ask anyone to hum a traditional American song and the chances are they'll pick Oh Susanna. Camptown Races, Old Folks at Home or Beautiful Dreamer. If you don't know the words, you'll recognise the tune. Incredibly these classic American songs were written by one man, Stephen Foster. He was
America's first great songwriter and the first to earn a living from songs alone. He lived the life of a superstar and also died in true superstar fashion at 37, destitute. Now a political argument has begun to rage about his "theft" of slave melodies. Robert Zieglertalks to composer Carl Davis and Foster's biographer Ken Emerson about the songwriter's enduring appeal, and hears why his music had such an influence on all subsequent popular song. Producer Thomas Morris
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Three famous Brighton residents - Max Miller, Laurence Olivier and Terence Rattigan - share some theatrical gossip and a slice or two of fruitcake on a summer's afternoon in 1962. As the sun goes down behind the pier each, in his own way, realises that the time they have spent together is a defining moment in their lives.
Sue Cook and the team examine more of your historical queries. If there is a local legend, quirk of history, family curiosity or architectural oddity that has you puzzled, or if you can help with another listener's query, please write to: [address removed], or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
2: Honeysuckle by Chris Stewart. On a flower-scented Spanish evening, Pepe tells the story of his grandfather's life to a friend from England. For details see yesterday
2: Newcastle. For details see yesterday
Heather Payton with conversation about social and economic trends in business, money, technology and the workplace. Producer Rozina Breen
Libby Purves with the intelligent guide to the world of learning. EMAIL: email@example.com Phone [number removed] Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm
With Clare English and Eddie Mair.
A series of reminiscences by well-loved broadcasters. This week actor Peter Sallis talks about playing Cleggy in Last of the Summer Wine and being the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit. Producer Claire Jones
Ruth receives some devastating news.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Mark Lawson interviews the film director
Lynne Ramsay about Morvern Callar , her new film after her acclaimed debut Ratcatcher. Producer Kirsty Pope
By Olwen Wymark. 2: Frank, Catherine and Jerry
Three young people try to understand love in the adult world, to come to terms with commitment and find the courage to say what they feel. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
In his poem Church Going, Philip Larkin ponders on the future of the church and church buildings in an increasingly secular age. Jeremy Vine concludes his assessment of the state of the Church of England, by focusing on the bottom end of the establishment: the churches and congregations. Is the tension over human sexuality and women bishops likely to tear it apart? Producer Amanda Hancox Rptd on Sunday at 5pm
Peter White with news and information of particular interest to blind and partially-sighted people. ProducerCheryl Gabriel Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie St Louis continues her review of health and wellbeing in the early adult years. These should be the healthiest times of our lives, but they are also a period when decisions made about lifestyle and parenthood can have far reaching consequences. 3: Adult Minds. Mental illness such as depression and schizophrenia are most common in young adults. What is causing this epidemic? EMAIL: email@example.com Producer Jim Clarke Crazy about baby: page 39
Repeated from 9am
With Robin Lustig.
Five Stories by Anton Chekhov. Read by Ewan McGregor. 2: The Bet. A terrible bet between a bankei and a lawyer redefines their understanding of what it means to be alive. For details see yesterday
4: Geoffrey Wheeler visits the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. It is a sumptuously decorated tribute to Victorian theatre design. Bernard Cribbins , Bill Pertwee and Mike Harding are among those recalling their appearances. Producer Libby Cross
Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am